CELEBRATE KATHINA OCT 29th + CBV 10th ANNIV. (in-person)

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We soon will enter the last month of the traditional Vassa residency season, followed closely by our Kathina celebration, on Sunday 29th October from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT.

Vassa marks the monsoon season of northeast India, during which it's better for the environment if monks give up traveling for a few months. After the 3-month Vassa residency period finishes, the Buddha instructed that the Buddhist lay community come together with the monks - to replace monks' robes (worn out by rainy weather) and offer other tokens of support for monks in a celebration that he called "Kathina" . (Kathina is the word for the sewing frame for robes.

This Kathina celebration will be extra special: an amazing crew of half a dozen or more bhikkhunis will help us celebrate.

Forming the necessary quorum to make it a real Kathina, they'll be led by our revered elder Ven. Mahatheri Ayya Sudarshana, one of the very 1st to fully ordain as a Theravada bhikkhuni in modern times. More on our honored bhikkhuni guests, soon.

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On this occasion we also celebrate 10 years since the founding of the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara! Joining us as special guests will be some of our founding lay crew - including Rich & T Hoover (founding Board members and original owners of the Vihara house), along with early key members including Prof Kalinga & Dr Amara A, Kurt W, Kimberly H, and Tony T.

Theruwan Saranai! Triple Gem bless and protect you until we meet again

Ayya Sudhamma

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